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Driving While Drowsy in Buffalo: Lawyer James E. Morris Urges Motorists To Wake Up to the Facts
Date:1/19/2013

Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) January 19, 2013

A new study underscores the dangers of driving while drowsy, according to Buffalo personal injury lawyer James E. Morris of the Law Offices of James Morris.

“Someone who gets behind the wheel of a car when on the verge of falling asleep can be as dangerous as someone who drinks and drives,” the Buffalo, N.Y., lawyer said. “The latest numbers are dumbfounding and reflect the type of careless personal behavior that should be treated as nothing less than criminal.”

Morris was referring to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that found one in 24 drivers admitted to falling asleep at the wheel within the past 30 days. The survey of 147,000 adults has received extensive coverage from the mainstream media, including stories by The New York Times and Associated Press.

“Even more appalling is that researchers are quoted as saying that the actual driving while drowsy figures are likely much higher,” Morris said. “They believe many drivers do not even realize it when they have nodded off for a moment.

“On top of that, experts will tell you that accidents involving sleepy drivers are more likely to cause injuries and fatalities,” the personal injury lawyer added. “That’s because these motorists are not using their brakes, meaning the collision is at full-speed.”

In 2009 alone, the attorney noted, approximately 730 fatal motor vehicle accidents involved a driver who had fallen asleep or was extremely fatigued. Another 30,000 nonfatal crashes were blamed on drowsy drivers.

The lead researcher was Anne G. Wheaton, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She said the study discovered men reported drowsy driving more often than women. About 1.7 percent of drivers between ages 18 and 44 admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel, compared to 5 percent or motorists age 65 or older.

Wheaton said two common practices among sleepy drivers – playing loud music and rolling down a window to keep awake – are ineffective, and the results of a third – drinking coffee for its caffeine – can vary widely from person to person. One simple remedy, she said, is for a motorist to pull over and take a quick nap.

Morris, the Buffalo lawyer, said an even better solution is for a drowsy driver simply to not get behind the wheel. He noted studies have found that going without sleep for 20 to 21 hours and attempting to drive is similar to having a blood alcohol level of about .08 percent, which is the legal limit in New York.

When someone has suffered an injury because of a drowsy driver, he said it is important to contact an attorney experienced in New York law to protect their rights. A law firm can conduct its own investigation of an accident to build a case for their clients that can lead to fair financial compensation for their injuries, suffering and lost income. Attorneys also know how to handle the pressure tactics often employed by insurance companies who are eager to quickly settle a case for much less money than their clients deserve.

About the Law Offices of James E. Morris
James E. Morris is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo and the University at Buffalo Law School. He has been practicing law in Western New York for more than 25 years. Morris has achieved the highest rating of "10.0 Superb" by national independent rating service Avvo and "AV Preeminent®" by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2004, he formed his practice, which is 100 percent devoted to personal injury and wrongful death litigation.

The Law Offices of James Morris are located at 424 Main St., Suite 1015, on the 10th floor of the Liberty Building in downtown Buffalo. The firm does not charge any legal fees unless their client is victorious. For a free case evaluation, contact the firm by calling (716) 855-1118 or toll-free (800) 477-9044, or through the website, http://www.jamesmorrislaw.com/

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